Melbourne. Tim Paine’s cricket career is almost over now. He has not been given a contract by the home team Tasmania for 2022-23. That is, they have been dropped from the team. Last year, he resigned from the captaincy of the Test team for sending lewd text messages and obscene photos to a female colleague. After this he had also decided to take a break from cricket. Due to this he did not get a chance in the Ashes series. He played the last first class match in April 2021. The 37-year-old Penn was given the responsibility of assistant coach by the team for a few days. But it is now difficult for him to get on the field as a player.
Tim Paine played 35 Tests and 147 First Class matches in his career. The team has added fast bowler Billy Stanlake with them. Apart from this, emerging opener batsman Tim Ward has also got a place. In the last season, he scored the highest 552 runs for the team. His average was 39. The team has signed a three-year deal with him. Fast bowler Peter Siddle will be seen playing in another season. However, in the last season, he had indicated to retire.
First class average of 30
Wicket-keeper batsman Tim Paine’s first-class career average is 30. He has scored 6334 runs in 147 matches. Has scored 3 centuries and 35 half-centuries. Best innings of 215 runs. Apart from this, he has also done more than 500 hunts. At the same time, he scored 1534 runs in 35 Tests at an average of 33. Scored 9 fifties. Played the biggest innings of 92 runs. Under his captaincy, India won the Test series for the first time by defeating Australia on his own soil.
Tim Paine has also played 35 ODIs and 12 T20Is for Australia. In ODIs, he scored 890 runs at an average of 28. Has scored a century and 5 half-centuries. At the same time, he scored 82 runs in T20 at an average of 10. His highest score was 25 runs. Looking at his overall T20 career, he has scored 1637 runs in 80 matches at an average of 23. Has scored 10 fifties. The strike rate is of 123.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 12, 2022, 17:20 IST